At a moment when conservative Democrats are holding real healthcare reform hostage under the guise of “fiscal discipline”–fighting against a robust public option, promoting a regressive taxation of health benefits, and opposing a surtax on the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans–a [...]
Listen to Chuck Collins talk about the campaign on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
Broadcast 29 July 2009. Linked from Marketplace at American Public Radio. Listen to the segment. Bill Radke: Have you ever looked at the taxes that get withheld from your paycheck and thought: “I wish Uncle Sam would take more money?” [...]
House Ways and Means Committee members may propose a new income “surtax” for incomes exceeding $200,000 to help pay for health care reform.
Phil Cubeta blogs about Wealth for the Common Good’s petition to reverse the Bush-era tax cuts on his popular philanthropy site, Gift Hub.
Nancy Folbre blogs about Wealth for the Common Good and tax policy on The New York Times site.
The Obama administration provides more details on its income tax proposals.
Under the final budget approved by the House and Senate, the Bush tax cuts for households with income over $250,000 would expire and the estate tax would likely remain at 2009 rates.